Cornus Norman Hadden


Large, spreading, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with elliptic, mid-green leaves turning red and purple in autumn. From late spring into summer, small green flower heads are surrounded by four prominent, white bracts that turn pink with age, followed by strawberry-like fruit in autumn. Will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.


Grow in most soils in partial shade. Tolerates full sun but leaves may scorch


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.